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Nutrition (Part 1)

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Iron:

  • About 65- 75% of the body’s iron is in the form of hemoglobin
  • Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells
  • It transports oxygen to tissues in the body
  • Iron is also involved to produce body energy
  • Any excess of iron is stored in the bodyIMG_0626.JPG
  • If iron is lacking, the storage of iron is used
  • Once this supply is depleted the formation of hemoglobin is affected

Iron enriched food:

  • To ensure optimum iron, athletes should eat iron-rich meals or snack
  • Iron (red meat, peas, green leafy vegetables and dried fruit)
  • Also vitamin C helps to increase absorption of iron
  • Vitamin C (citrus fruit, tomatoes, strawberries, melon, dark leafy vegetables, potatoes)

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Calcium:

What It Does:

  • Bone Structure
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Blood Clotting
  • Nerve Impulse Transmission
  • Secretion of Hormones

Magic Number:

  • 1000 mg / day but not more than 2500 mg / day

Deficiency:

  • Reduced Bones Mass

Where You Get It:

  • Milk
  • Milk Products
  • Green Vegetables
  • Fish

-Diaz, Cameron. The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. N.p.: HarperCollins, n.d. Print.